Nana Trish

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About Nana Trish

  • Rank
    TT Master
  • Birthday April 6

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    New York
  • Age
    51

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dmitri Baranov
  • Hospital
    Saratoga Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    336.6
  • Current Weight
    144.6
  • Goal Weight
    175
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    23.3
  • Surgery Date
    05/17/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Nana Trish

    Graphic post op pics

    Oh you’ve got to be kidding...they never took your hubby off his blood thinners prior to his surgery?!? That is horrible!!! I can’t begin to imagine what his swelling must have been like...ugh! Luckily he was not injured or had an emergent bleeding episode during surgery! That sounds like the definition of malpractice to me I had been off my blood thinners for months due to blood in my urine and all of the dental work I had done, so that wasn’t a worry for me. This is what my leg looked like at almost its worst...
  2. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    That is actually a good selling point if we choose to see it, lol...less tempting to overeat the cookies because they’re shrink wrapped!!!
  3. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    That would be an entirely different story... if I had any lemon tea cookies left, I would NOT be losing weight right now!! HA! I’m quite impressed that you still had any left, C...you are to be commended for making them last this long!! ❤️❤️❤️
  4. Nana Trish

    Graphic post op pics

    Here is a pic of my knees yesterday morning...the swelling is finally coming down, and PT is getting much more handleable! Thank you all so much for the fantastic guidance, love and help!!
  5. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    I had forgotten about peanut butter, @Jen581791!! Thank you for the reminder! I love it, and it’s definitely a great way to add calories (and protein!) I’m going to have some with breakfast tomorrow morning ❤️ You’re awesome, Jen!! Thanks!!
  6. Nana Trish

    Out of surgery, and eating!

    OUCH, girl!! That sounds awful!! But you shouldn’t feel dumb!! It was an accident my friend!! I trip over air if it gets in my way, and I’m being totally serious when I say that... Thanks so much for your prayers ❤️
  7. Nana Trish

    Out of surgery, and eating!

    Thanks so much, @Chefman77!! I’m doing my PT even though it HURTS!! It was a little easier yesterday, and this morning the swelling has gone down a LOT! So I hope that means it will be even a little easier today Im going in for surgery #2 on March 20th, so I’ve got to get my flabby butt in gear!
  8. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    I think I might still have some protein powder in the cabinet...whether it’s expired or not, I’ll have to check, lol. I completely forgot about that with some chicken broth. I’m not having any trouble with water, tea or broth...thanks for reminding me, @NerdyToothpick!!
  9. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    That’s exactly what happened, Cinwa. I had to fast from midnight the day before surgery, and I didn’t end up even going IN for surgery until I think around 3pm. I think I was served my first meal around 6:30ish (which was breaded chicken fingers~that I gave to Devin~and mashed potatoes). I wasn’t even remotely hungry. I think I ate 2 bites of the potatoes, because I wanted them lol, and I ate 1/4 of a wrap that I had David buy me at Healthy Living. It took me like an hour just to eat that. I kept a small jar of cashews on the table next to my bed, and I ate a few each time I had to take pain meds, to help with nausea. The next morning, they brought me this ridiculous breakfast of eggs, pancakes, fruit, toast and crackers, despite filling out a menu the day before and only asked for scrambled eggs. I could only eat 3 bites of the egg, and everything else went in the bin. Since then, I’ve only been able to eat about half (or less) of my normal amount of food. I usually have this problem if I go more than 6 hours without eating on any given day, but I can usually start to eat normally again by the next day. As of this morning, I still couldn’t finish breakfast. I guess it’s good that I’m still on the higher end of normal for my BMI, so I have some leeway. When I asked if this was normal, I guess I meant normal for us WLS’ers, lol. But it kind of makes sense...it’s like I’ve done the 5 day pouch test just by fasting pre op, lol.
  10. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    Thank you, @cinwa...you’ve really put my mind at ease!! I know my BMI and weight, technically, would me ok if I dropped weight and kept it off. I just feel like I look too thin if I’m under 140 pounds. Maybe that’s just me, or maybe I actually do...but as long as it’s normal to drop weight after surgery like this, I won’t worry about it anymore Its just weird I guess, after all this time, for my clothes to start getting baggy again. And to not have an appetite. If I could stomach milk (I hate it) I would do that. I’ve tried protein shakes, but they make me want to vomit right now. And everything tastes “off”. I’m hoping that’s all due to the body trauma caused by surgery. ❤️❤️❤️
  11. Nana Trish

    Out of surgery, and eating!

    Good Lord, @NerdyToothpick...how did you damage your knee/leg so badly??? I can’t even imagine the pain you must have been in. I’m pushing through it, it’s just a LOT harder than I thought it would be. Now is the time that I’m really able to see just how much muscle wasting I’ve had since my WLS, and that is not helping things. Im allowed to take my Xanax when I need it, but since I’m still on narcotic pain killers, I’m not sure how stable I’d be with both meds in my system at the same time. And they keep impressing on me the importance of taking my pain meds prior to PT. So I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens at my next appointment.
  12. Nana Trish

    Is this unusual?

    Prior to my knee replacement surgery, I knew I was going to gain some water weight. Between swelling, and IV fluids, I was expecting it. I weighed 143 the morning of surgery, and I didn’t weigh myself again for 5 days after the surgery. My leg was huge, and my weight that day was 156. I didn’t for one minute panic or worry about it. It’s been slowly coming down, and this morning I was 147 pounds. I’ve lost 1.8 pounds since yesterday morning, and yesterday morning I had lost 1.8 pounds since the day before. My concern is this. I know I’m actually losing real weight right now. My face is looking a bit gaunt like it did when I dipped down into the 130’s. I haven’t had much of an appetite since surgery, and most things that I do eat, either get that stuck feeling or I just can’t finish the meal. And since I have no way of knowing what my true weight is at the moment (because I’ve still got a lot of fluid retention in my knee) I’m getting concerned. My clothes are getting loose on me. I’m trying to eat more, but I just can’t right now. Is it unusual for this to happen after surgery once you have had gastric bypass? I’m afraid that once all of my swelling is gone, I will step on the scale and I’m going to be in the low 130’s and I don’t want that. I have little appetite and a ton of restriction. AND I’m going in for my second knee replacement on March 20th. I’m just hoping this is a minor disturbance, and nothing that is going to last long term...but I was hoping someone else here has had this happen and can tell me it’s normal. I forgot to add...narcotic pain meds are supposed to constipate us, if I remember correctly? I’ve had more normal and more frequent bowel movements since surgery to the point of not even needing to take my stool softeners. And I’m still taking pain meds...my body is so screwed up! I’m not complaining about this part, it’s just weird.
  13. Nana Trish

    On my way!!

    I call it “medical sheik” hehe
  14. Nana Trish

    Out of surgery, and eating!

    Thank you, @NerdyToothpick I had to have my 1st “real” outpatient PT session yesterday, and it was much tougher than I expected. I’m having panic attacks at the thought of my next appointment, which is next Monday. I’m going to do as much home PT as possible over the weekend in the hopes that it won’t be as bad when I go back. I’m not as strong as I thought I was...ugh. This is the first time I’ve felt like this after a surgery, and I’m quite frustrated. I’m going to give it 100%, of course...I just hope that will be enough to get me healed properly and “on my feet” the way I need to be!! Thanks for the big fat hugs!! They are truly appreciated!! ❤️
  15. Nana Trish

    On my way!!

    Sorry for the long delay in responding, @Kim M. I’ve had a bit of a bumpy road for the first 10 days post op, but it’s starting to improve finally. I had my staples removed yesterday, so that’s a plus! Everything appears to be healing well now. Thank you for the thoughts and well wishes ❤️ How have you been getting along? I know I haven’t been here much, but I’m always thinking of you and hoping things are improving for you!